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About Soil Mechanics
It is the study of soil that combines Soil physics and Applied mechanics to study soil behavior. We build almost all structures on the ground; no matter how rigid the superstructure is, the whole system may fail if the substructure (foundation) is not strong. Consequently, Soil mechanics and foundation engineering go hand in hand.
Karl Terjhagi, the father of Soil mechanics, commented on foundations.
“Fundations can appropriately be described as a necessary evil. If a building is to be constructed on an outcrop of sound rock, no foundation is required. Hence, in contrast to the building itself, which satisfies specific needs, appeals to the aesthetic sense, and fills its matters with pride, the foundations merely serve as a remedy for the deficiencies of whatever whimsical nature has provided for the support of the structure at the site which has been selected. On account of the fact that there is no glory attached to the foundations and that the sources of success or failures are hidden deep in the ground, building foundations have always been treated as stepchildren; and their acts of revenge for the lack of attention can be very embarrassing.“
Compared to all the other materials used in construction, the main problem with soil is its heterogeneous nature. The soil properties are different from place to place, and no matter how much theory one knows and applies, the “ground reality” may always surprise us. A good mix of theory and practical knowledge is essential to design better foundations. It contrasts with other materials like steel, concrete, cement, etc., where the properties are very predictable, and rules of thumb are enough in most cases.
Soil mechanics, along with Rock mechanics, forms geomechanics, which is the basis of geotechnical engineering. Engineering geology and geological engineering are closely related to geotechnical engineering (these are sub disciples of Geology). The difference lies mainly with the practitioner’s level of expertise and experience. We use the principles of Soil mechanics in Geophysical engineering, coastal engineering, agricultural engineering, hydrology, and soil physics, which are closely related disciplines.
An excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of soil is necessary to design better structures. Hence, soil mechanics and its related branches are vital to civil engineering study and its application.
Soil mechanics topics
soil formation and characterization
soil phase relationships, index properties, and classification
soil permeability and seepage
effective stress and pore water pressure
stress distribution in soils due to surface loads
compressibility and consolidation
shear strength of soil
stability of slopes
lateral earth pressure
shallow foundation: ultimate bearing capacity, safe bearing pressure, and settlement calculation, combined footings and mat foundations
deep foundation: pile foundation, the a-vertical load-bearing capacity of a single vertical pile group, the behavior of laterally loaded vertical and batter piles, drilled pier foundations
foundation on collapsible and expansive soils
concrete and mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls
sheet pile walls and braced cuts
(Topics credit: Geotechnical Engineering Principles and Practices of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (Civil and Environmental Engineering) by V.N.S. Murthy)
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